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Planning News – 19 January 2017

by on January 20, 2017

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Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Lords express concerns about planning conditions measures
Members of the House of Lords have expressed both support for and concern about measures for pre-commencement planning conditions laid out in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill – some calling for more evidence to suggest they delay house building…
Laura Edgar, the Planner

£1.2 billion allocated for England’s roads
Transport minister Andrew Jones has announced the allocation of £1.2 billion of roads funding in England…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Report: Helping SME builders could boost housing delivery
The number of SME builders has reduced by approximately 80 per cent over the last 25 years, according to a new report by the Home Builders Federation (HBF)…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Canterbury Cathedral welcome centre approved
Canterbury City Council has granted planning approval and listed building consent for the design of a new welcome centre for Canterbury Cathedral…
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Key report backs Swansea tidal lagoon as ‘pathfinder project’
Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart has welcomed the publication of an independent review by former energy minister Charles Hendry, backing proposals for a £1.3 billion tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay…
Roger Milne, The Planner

News in brief
A round-up of planning news:

  • RTPI publishes Neighbourhood Planning Bill brief
  • Incentives for pensioners to downsize
  • Pollution zones in Scotland rise to 38
  • Site clearance for Midland Metro begins
  • RTPI calls for bursary sponsors
  • New homes for historic Leicestershire village

Laura Edgar, The Planner

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